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Support for children and young people

Children's playroom with stuffed animals, blankets and toys scattered throughout.
Children's playroom with stuffed animals, blankets and toys scattered throughout.

We offer a range of support services for children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse or sexual violence.

It is crucial to recognise that children and young people are victims of domestic abuse in their own right. We help children and young people to make sense of their experiences and move through crisis into healing through safe, supportive interventions which include both 1:1 and group support. Activities include play therapy, adolescent child-to-parent abuse, gender specific groups, mentoring.


We support up to 40 women with children in refuges across Gwent. Family refuges include playrooms, outdoor play areas & private spaces for teenagers. 


Mentoring offers opportunities for children and young people to channel their energy into positive activities and projects. Mentors are matched with children based on their interests, skills and personalities.

Sexual violence support

Our Horizon sexual abuse counselling service is available to anyone over the age of 9 who has experienced any kind of sexual violence at any time in their lives.

Group work

We offer gender-specific groups for girls, boys and non-binary young people aged 11 to 15 who have experienced or witnessed domestic abuse.

Parent and child support group

We offer groupwork for children aged 7-11 and their non-abusive caregiver, aimed at improving communication after domestic violence has ended.

Child to parent violence support

The Break4Change programme supports families to make positive changes – suitable for young people aged 11-16, along with their parents/carers. 

The words, 'Ar trac' in grey text with a colourful geometric shape to its left.
The words 'Horizon' in yellow text appear above 'Empowering survivors of Sexual Violence' and 'Grymuso Goroeswyr Trais Rhywiol'
The letters S.T.A.R in blue above a pink, blue and black star. Underneath are the phrases 'Safety, trust and respect' and 'Diogelwch, Ymddiried a Pharch'
1 in 5 children

have experienced domestic abuse in their lifetime

Welsh Women's Aid, 2019
1 in 20 children

have experienced sexual abuse in their lifetime

Welsh Women's Aid, 2019
17 children every day

in Gwent experience incidents of domestic abuse where the police have to be called

Gwent VAWDASV, 2021
A child's hand holding a crying face made out of construction paper.

Sat here crying – my youngest son has been cooking, he is in his element cooking away! We have been outside for at least 3 hours – talking, laughing, just having precious family time. I can’t thank you enough. It’s just truly amazing.


CYP Leaflet

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An overview of Cyfannol's support services for children and young people

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